PUT UP WITH somebody or something

11 cards
, 38 answers
00:00
Mar 10
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. She put up with her noisy neighbours for years.
    2. I find him very annoying. I don’t know how she puts up with him.
    3. I am not putting up with that sort of behaviour!
    4. He says it’s a nuisance but he can put up with it.
    5. I hate the city, but we put up with living there because of our jobs.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Which of the following means the same as ‘put up with’?
        • to continue
        • to tolerate
        • to be annoyed

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • She put up with the noise.
        • She put it up with.
        • She put up with it.
        • She put up with live there.
        • She put up with living there.
        • The noise was put up with.

    • What is it in each sentence? Match each with one of the words below.
      • It’s a bit cold, but I can put up with it.
        • the noise
        • this behaviour
        • the dust
        • the weather
        • the problem

      • I won’t put up with it. I’m going to tell them to keep quiet.
        • the noise
        • this behaviour
        • the dust
        • the weather
        • the problem

      • It can’t be fixed until Friday, so we’ll just have to put up with it.
        • the noise
        • this behaviour
        • the dust
        • the weather
        • the problem

      • I’ve tried to put up with it but it makes me sneeze.
        • the noise
        • this behaviour
        • the dust
        • the weather
        • the problem

      • Why is she doing this? I’m not going to put up with it!
        • the noise
        • this behaviour
        • the dust
        • the weather
        • the problem

    • Answer the following questions using the verb ‘put up with’. The first one has been done for you as an example.
      • A: Why did you decide to leave your job?
        B: Because I couldn’t any longer. (my boss)

        • A: Why don’t you like him?
          B: Because I can’t to us. (way / he / talk)

          • A: Why did you leave your job in the city?
            B: Because I couldn’t (noise / and / traffic)

            • A: Do you like living in the country, then?
              B: No, but I can (it)